Sign Combinations: Sun in Aries and Leo Ascendant
Two people with the same Sun sign will share some similar traits. However, not all Aries Sun individuals present the same way, and that’s where their Ascendant sign (or Rising sign) comes into play.
The Sun sign is also modified by the Sun’s aspects and house position, and a full interpretation of a person’s natal chart can be illuminating. However, Sun-Ascendant combinations can reveal interesting differences (and similarities) between people born under the same Sun.
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What does it mean to have the Sun in Aries AND a Leo Ascendant?
Sun in Aries – Leo Ascendant Combination
Fiery personality with a fiery vibe.
Description: This double-fire combination of an Aries Sun and Leo Ascendant creates a person with no trouble standing out in a crowd. In fact, they often want to catch the eye! They wouldn’t like to be considered a background character in someone else’s life. Instead, they want to be the boss and make something of themselves on their own merits, and they have what it takes to make it happen.
A Leo Ascendant adds an extra layer of passion to the already passionate Aries Sun. They come across as incredibly bold and magnetic, and they command respect. They take pride in their appearance, and they walk with confidence and strength.
Both signs in this combination are very independent and highly desire the freedom to pursue their passions. Their drive and big dreams are clear to those who meet them, as they take pride in their work and enjoy discussing their goals and big plans. They appreciate a healthy level of praise and enjoy wowing people with their pursuits.
The Leo Ascendant portion of this combination helps smooth out some of the harsher social edges of the Aries Sun. An Aries is impulsive and quick to react, occasionally leading them to speak before they think. A Leo has a natural desire to charm and entertain, and that includes being in tune with what the “audience” wants.
Therefore, an Aries with a Leo Ascendant tends to pay closer attention to what their conversation partner wants out of the conversation. Playing off of this energy they’re receiving gives the Aries the extra ability to be socially influential. The Aries-Leo is good at making friends and networking for this reason.
Coupled with the Aries’ go-getting spirit, the Leo Ascendant’s desire to be recognized for their efforts by those around them gives leadership qualities. Being in charge is not only natural, it’s also desirable.
This combination’s self-assured and natural confidence inspires others to respect and trust them, which can help them reach their goals. They are not the modest type and will actively enjoy talking about their successes, but they have the inner Aries drive to back up their desire for recognition with real accomplishments and admirable goals.
Aries loves to pioneer, but can quickly lose interest once the “conquest” is over. Leo helps with determination and follow-through.
The chart ruler is the Sun, as it rules the Ascendant, and with the Sun in Aries, Aries traits are even stronger. This is a pioneer and trailblazer who likes to come first.
Key Traits of this combination
You will find most or all of the following traits, depending on how the natal chart is configured:
- A natural leader.
- Competitive and determined.
What’s the difference between the Sun and Ascendant sign?
Your Aries Sun sign traits are your core personality characteristics. When someone meets you for the first time, they more likely see your Leo Ascendant attributes. After getting to know you further, they’ll recognize both Aries and Leo.
- Same elements: Aries and Leo are both fire signs (Fire signs are fiery, assertive, and impulsive).
- Different modes: Aries is a cardinal sign (Cardinal signs are proactive and controlling) and Leo is a fixed sign (Fixed signs are determined and resist change).
- Compatible elements and different modes: Their image or mannerisms mostly reflect their core personality. Others will see that there is more to get to know after the first meeting, but their first impressions are usually quite accurate.
Aries Sun Sign
As Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, Aries natives are the first to start—and the first to finish—whatever they set out to do.
Aries is an active, energetic sign. People with Sun in Aries are direct, straightforward, and uncomplicated. They expect the same from others, and are baffled when they don’t always get it…Read more about Aries Sun.
The Aries Sun sign is connected with powerful symbols and other associations. Read more about Aries Sun Symbols.
How does an Aries Sun match with other Sun signs? See Aries Sun Compatibility.
Leo rising people cannot help but be noticed. They radiate a special energy and magnetism that gets others’ attention. Sometimes it’s because they are loud people who pay a lot of attention to their personal appearance (especially their hair!); other times, it’s due to a regal manner that simply demands interest from others.
Leo Ascendant people are very self-aware and body-conscious. They are acutely aware of others and how they come across. In fact, these people are especially mindful of their personal “backdrop”–they consider what the people they’re with, and the environments they are in, do to their own image. Often, Leo rising natives feel as if they are on stage, even in the privacy of their own homes!
They are given to rash decisions, temper tantrums, and excesses. However, they have plenty of staying power and drive, and their idealism keeps them from getting into too much trouble… Read more about Leo Rising (Leo Ascendant).
Read your Leo Ascendant Horoscope.
Sun in Aries/Leo Ascendant Horoscopes
Which horoscope should I read?
If you have the Sun in Aries and Leo Ascendant, you can read one or both of the signs in each category:
For yearly horoscopes, select Aries and Leo on these pages:
Many people prefer to read one or the other–either their Sun sign or Ascendant sign–but others read both.
Don’t know your Sun or Ascendant sign? See our Sun Sign Calculator, Ascendant Sign Calculator, or use our Report Site to generate your online natal chart that includes the Sun sign, Ascendant sign, and more.
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